Brixton Brewery – welcome to Loughborough Junction

Newly ensconsed in a large industrial unit on Milkwood Road, Brixton’s favourite brewers

Brixton Brewery. The Brixton Pale Ale is my new favourite.




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A history of 200 Coldharbour Lane – now home to Harbour Cycles

On February 14th 2014, Harbour Cycles opened at 200 Coldharbour Lane, the latest in a long line of businesses occupying these premises for just over 150 years.

Harbour Cycles a

In early 1860’s the railways arrived at what became known as Loughborough Junction.  This led to substantial development of housing and businesses in what was only a few years before, mostly farmland as this extract from Edward Stanfords Map of London dated 1862 shows.

Extract Edward Stanford Map of London 1862

The first business we find at 200 Coldharbour Lane was J Martin, Fishmonger & Poulterer. At that time 200 Coldharbour Lane was known as No 1 Chandos Terrace. He opened his business in 1867. The following advertisment was published in the South London Press in the 19th September 1868 issue.

200 CL J Martin Fishmonger and Poulterer Advert SLP 19 Sept 1868

A gap of a few years until in 1872 and 1873 we have records of Frederick Heyn listed  at 200 Coldharbour Lane, still referred to as 1 Chandos Terrace. This advertisment is from the South London Chronicle, dated December 7th, 1872

 200 CL 1 Chandos Terrace Frederick Heyn SLC Dec 07 1872

The next date we have confirmed from local directories is dated 1883 when a Mr  R Stallard is listed at 200 Coldharbour Lane as a wine merchant. He was followed by George Albert May in 1887 through 1897 with a wine & spirit merchant business.

In 1891 Casper Coomer was running a Drapery business at 196 & 198 Coldharbour Lane . Mr Casper Coomer was in trouble with the law in this news report from The Standard 19th July 1894

196-198 CL Casper Coomer The Standard July 19 1894

In 1899 he expanded through to 200 Coldharbour Lane as well. He ran this business until 1940. The following photo was taken by GN Southerden in 1936 and is to be found in Camberwell & West Norwood Tramways by Robert J Harley published by Middleton Press.

200 CL from Camberwell and West Norwood Tramways photo GN Southerden 1936

From 1907, around the corner at 200a Coldharbour Lane (entrance in Flaxman Road) Mrs Louisa Coomer ran the relocated wine & spirit merchant business succeeded by Frederick Laing Collison from 1924-1926 and by Frederick Thurlow from 1927 to 1932. In 1936 the business was renamed Loughborough Wine & Spirits.

Headquarters and General Supplies was a mail order company selling military surplus and other items from Whitcomb St, off Leicester Square. They moved to 196-200 Coldharbour Lane in 1946 and slowly grew their business over  the next twenty-two years. Here are a  couple of advertisments from The Whitstable Times & Herne Bay Herald  14th October 1947 and the Brechin Advertiser 14th September 1948.

Headquarters & General Supplies Whitstable Times & Harne Bay Herald 14 Oct 1947                         Headquarters & General Supplies Brechin Advertiser 14 Sept 1948

This photo dated 1951 taken by John H Meredith and featured in Camberwell & West Norwood Tramways.

200 CL from Camberwell and West Norwood Tramways photo John H Meredith, 1951 alternate

In 1962 they ran an advertisment in the 17th November  issue with an added West End Store in High Holborn.

Headquarters & General Supplies Daily Mirror Nov 17 1962

This photo has recently appeared featuring the Headquarters & General Supplies Fascias on the Flaxman road wall dated 1972. From Lambeth Landmark.

View down Flaxman Road, Loughborough Junction with Headquarters & General HQ side view, 1972


By 1968, they were running 8 stores.

Headquarters & General Supplies Daily Mirror 2 March 1968

This advertisment was the latest I could find.  They seem to have completely disappeared,  out of business.  If anyone has any further information about Headquarters & General I would love to hear from you.

After a few years standing empty 196-200 Coldharbour Lane was taken on by Ernie Noad as a shoe shop in 1974. Haven’t been able to track down a photo of Noads at Coldharbour Lane , so here is a shop fascia from his shop in Lambeth Walk from 1946 posted onto an ancestry forum by Chloe Deeth.

Ernie Noad shoe shop Lambeth Walk 1946 from Cloe Deeth

I understand that Noads had a few shops around London, one is mentioned located in Northcote Road, Clapham Junction. Noads closed in 1983, and the premises reverted back to individual stores. 200 Coldharbour Lane became home to 2nd Time Around, a second hand furniture shop.

In 2002 , 2nd Time Around was succeeded by The Trading Post which was run by a man known as Yellaman.

The next photo was taken by Google Streetview in June 2008 and the one after also taken from Google Streetview is dated May 2012.

200 CL Google streetview May 2012


200 CL Google streetview Jun 2008

This brings us up to date and Harbour Cycles run by Brenton. A community minded business, here is a poster from 2015.

Harbour Cycles poster 2015

The mural on side Flaxman Road wall.

2018 Harbour Cycles corner Coldharbour Lane & Flaxman Road

And this new mural has been painted on the side of Harbour Cycles,














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Joiners Arms Yard by Edward Arthur Phipson

This painting by Edward Arthur Phipson was painted in 1922 and is part of the Southwark Council Art Collection

Joiners Arms Yard, Denmark Hill Edward Arthur Phipson, 1882 SAC GA0218



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Last Train From Denmark Hill by Thomas Bucci

Thomas Bucci Last Train From Denmark Hill

This painting is titled Last Train From Denmark Hill and was painted by Thomas Bucci. Thomas painted it I assume during a visit to London  which is undated.

You can check out all his work via his website:

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Three views of London from Denmark Hill

A Panaramic View Of london from Denmark Hill Alexander Nasmyth Hackney Museum YES

This undated painting titled A Panoramic View of London from Denmark Hill is by Alexander Nasmyth and is in the Hackney Council collection. Nasmyth  died in Edinburgh on April 10, 1840

A South View from of the Cities of London and Westminster taken from Denmark Hall near Camberwell, 1779 by Daniel Jerpiniere

This engraving titled A South View of the Cities of London and Westminster is by Daniel Lerpiniere dated 1779. It is part of the Southwark Art Collection.

London from Camberwell on the South, 1808 Tabart & Co

A print named London from Camberwell on the South, 1808, Tabart & Co.

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The Street Art around Loughborough Junction

Always interesting is all the street / shop fascia art you can see around Loughborough Junction.

By far the most prolific artist is Morganico, whose work can be seen in a number of places.

2018 Joels Barneys Cafe Morganico

Joels & Barneys Cafe, Loughborough Junction by Morganico.

Next, Gandhi also by Morganico,  on the Herne Hill Road railway arches wall.

Herne Hill Road Gandhi Morganico

Next to Gandhi was Soapy Moos carwash

2018 Herne Hill Road Soapy Moos

Unfortunately, now painted over by Network Rail as part of their refurbishment plans for the arches. We lost both Soapy Moos and Gandhi.


Photo taken, March 2019

On Herne Hill Road for a short time in 2017 was this witch road sign

Morganico Witch Herne Hill 2017

And can still be seen in a tiny poster form on Herne Hill Road titled Morganico The Leaky Cauldron. Along with a cat … possibly the witches cat.

2018 Herne Hill Road Cat & Witch Poster

Morganico was also responsible for the restoration of the meth lab explosion fire damage to the Hokusai wave on Coldharbour Passage in 2014.


Nick Stevens photo: 2016

The following is located on Hinton Road.

2018 Hinton Road Morganico

Next to the above painting is this work

2018 Hinton Road

On the the entrance to the Loughborough Farm we have this, now with added tagging.

2018 Loughborough Farm

On the Flaxman Road wall of Harbour Cycles we can see

2018 Harbour Cycles corner Coldharbour Lane & Flaxman Road

And on the outside shelving outside Kashmir Halal Meats, Fruit & Veg.

2018 Kashmir Halal Meat Fruit & Veg

And this little gem on the road sign at the junction of Herne Hill Road and Wanless Road


All photos by Loughborough Junction blog except the Witch on Herne Hill Road which was taken from the Morganico gallery and the Hokusai taken by Nick Stevens 2016.

September 2018 : Another Morganico on Loughborough Road next to Loughborough Farm.


Morganico can be found at or

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Lizzie Parry

Two pieces by Lizzie Parry.

Lizzie Parry Ruskin Park coloured pencil on paper

Ruskin Park: coloured pencil on paper

Lizzie Parry Ruskin Park pastel on paper

Ruskin Park: pastel on paper

A couple of examples of Lizzie’s work which has number of Camberwell/Peckham  related pieces . Well worth a look.


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